You want your wedding day to be flawless- from your wedding gown down to the last drop of makeup you put on your face. Why compromise on looking less than perfect on the day itself? If you have problem skin, you can always prepare yourself in advance with solutions from your kitchen while also seeking advice of a skin specialist.
Typically, there are 3 – 4 types of skin, and they are:
* Dry Skin
* Normal Skin
* Oily Skin
* Combination Skin
Women who have normal skin do not need to put in any extra effort to take care of their skin. However, women who have dry, oily, or combination skin must take a little extra care of their skin to ensure it is free of bumps and blemishes and glows with good health.
While there are plenty of good skin treatments available for mild to moderate skin problems, it’s imperative that you employ a good home-based treatment routine. Your skin care routine must include a gentle facial exfoliant, a toner, a moisturizer, and a good cleanser or make-up remover that suits your skin type.
As a bride to be, you want to make sure that your home-based skin treatment is good enough to ensure that your skin is stunning for your wedding day. If you think that you have moderate to severe skin problem, it’s best to consult a reputable and experienced Dermatologist or Esthetician. Check with your girlfriends for a referral. The best way to start professional skin treatment is to begin with a consultation. Don’t fall for ‘package’ treatments, instead stick to the traditional skin treatments and always make a decision after you have done your research and considered all the available options. Remember, whatever treatment you undergo, it’s bound to reflect on your face and body! So be careful, and be sure to make a well-informed decision.
Having understood the basics, it’s now time to know everything about healthy, blemish-free, clear skin that glows with all its confidence. It’s never too early to begin a skin care routine to ensure healthy and clear skin, even if this means starting a few months before your wedding ceremony.
Let’s start with oily skin: if you have oily skin, you need to keep a range of products especially formulated for oily skin at hand. Usually women who have oily skin tend to have a drier epidermis but an oily underneath. Depending on the season you are getting married in, it’s best to have a range of products that you can use during that season to maintain the health of your oily skin.
Here’s the ideal routine for oily skin:
Note: Always use non-greasy creams, lotions, etc. Since you already have oily skin, you don’t need further lubrication.
Cleanser: Your cleanser should be gel based. Apply it on your face and neck with soft circular motions and rinse carefully, making sure you splash water at least 10 times. If you are getting married in the winter, you can use a creamier cleansers to ward off dry skin!
Toner: Never use an alcohol-based toner! These toners will completely dry out the surface of your skin, while locking in impurities beneath it. This can lead to bumps, blemishes, and make for an uneven skin tone which is just what we want to avoid on your wedding day. It’s imperative that you do not over-dry your skin. The best toners for oily skin are those with AHAs.
Tip: Apply cucumber water with a clean cotton pad for a clean, refreshed feel.
Moisturizer: Moisturizing oily skin helps prevent the release of more oil and pimples, since dry skin leads to oil production. A cream that mattes the surface of your skin will give you a clean, clear, and youthful-looking skin. And that’s just what you’re looking for on your wedding day!
Foundation: If you want to use a foundation as a base for bridal makeup, that will usually work wonders. Just make sure you cleanse your face and neck thoroughly before going to sleep. Try to use only oil-free formulas and be sure to choose the correct shade of foundation that will blend with your face and neck.
You can use a makeup remover specially formulated for oily skin type and use a clean cotton ball to wipe away the eye shadow, mascara, lipstick, liner etc.. You must also use a good quality facial exfoliant to get rid of the grime, dirt, and clogged pores. Ideally, you should use an exfoliant only twice each week, and concentrate on your ‘T’ zone (the forehead, nose, and chin).
Finally, if you have followed the routine laid out for you and are still affected by skin problems, run to an expert. A dermatologist will be able to offer you better-personalized solutions and ensure your beauty is not just skin deep on your nuptials!